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March 23, 2020 8:00 AM

COVID-19 Operational Impact Update-3

There is a lot of misinformation spreading fast about COVID-19. We recommend that you only use legitimate sources for your information, e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DuPage County Health Department, and Cook County Health Department, to name a few.

Community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 is occurring in multiple locations across Illinois. This will likely result in people needing medical care in the coming weeks.

The newest recommendations from the CDC and IDPH state that testing is NOT recommended if symptoms can be safely managed from home. Treatment at this time for COVID-19 remains supportive, meaning only the symptoms can be managed. If you are experiencing mild flu-like symptoms, stay at home, treat your symptoms, and closely monitor your condition.

Factors associated with more severe cases of COVID-19 include being more than 65 years old, people who live in nursing homes or long-term care facilities, those with chronic medical conditions such as lung disease, heart disease, immunocompromised, and other underlying medical conditions that are not well controlled.

If you feel you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911. We have extra precautions in place to protect the public as well as responders. After an assessment of your condition, if you are considered stable, you will be encouraged to continue to monitor your condition from home. Only certain suspected cases of COVID-19 presenting at medical facilities will be approved for testing, with more severe cases being given precedence.

Additionally, we would like to thank the dental community in Bartlett for donating masks to our responders. Everyone is running low on supplies; these donations will help protect the public and our responders. Thank you!
We will continue to provide updates on our website, www.bartlettfire.com

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